Navarkizhi

Navarkizhi is a form of sweat inducing massage treatment. It is called “Shashtika shali pinda sweda” in Sanskrit and “Njanavarkizhi” in Kerala Ayurveda practice. This “sweda” or fomentation is done using milk and rice. It is processed with medicinal plants (herbs) root and a special type of rice that is navar rice which is harvested Read More

Guduchyadi Kashyam

It is an Ayurvedic medicine in the form of decoction. It is used in treatment of fevers and infections associated with burning sensation, excessive thirst, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting. Benefits: It is used in fever associated with burning sensation caused by various infections.  It can be used in excess of thirst, loss of appetite, nausea Read More

Shatavari Gulam

Shatavari Gulam is a “Best tonic for women”. It is used to treat wide range of gynaecological problems in females.  It is a semisolid or paste form of Ayurvedic formulation mentioned in ancient Ayurvedic text Sahasra Yoga Leha Prakarana 7.  Benefits and Uses   It strengthens the uterus and improves the functioning of ovary by regulating the Ovulation naturally and hence it Read More

Aragwadhadi Kashayam

Aragwadhadi kashayam is a decoction made up of herbs mentioned in ancient Ayurveda text Astang Hrudaya. The formulation pacifies Kapha and Pitta doshas in the body. This Kashayam is best blood purifier and hence it is mainly used in all types of skin disorders with severe itching, wounds, ulcers, pruiritus, urticaria, scabies and diabetic foot Read More

Shirovasti

Shirovasti is the most intensive, potent external oil application. Shirovasti is a special technique to administer medicated oil on the head. Just as the roof is a very part of every home, protecting us from scorching heat, chilly wind and incessant rainfall, similarly the head is the most crucial part of the human body. We Read More

Dinacharya or Daily Routine

How does Ayurveda help maintain health? To maintain the health of a healthy person Ayurveda provides guidelines an Ideal Daily Routine called “Dincharya” and Seasonal routine called “Rutucharya”. The uniqueness of these routines is that it is in Harmony with nature’s daily and yearly cycle, respectively. DINCHARYA (IDEAL DAILY ROUTINE)What is Dinacharya? Dinacharya (दिनचर्या) refers to Read More

Introduction to Ayurveda

Aim of Ayurveda –“Swasthasya Swasthya RakshanamAturasya Vikar Prashamanam cha!” The main aim of Ayurveda is to maintain the health of the healthy person and to cure the disease(s) of the sick person. Thus, Ayurveda focuses on maintaining one’s health and not just freedom from physical diseases. Ayurveda’s definition of health –Sama dosha sama agnischa sama Read More

Aama (Toxins)

What is AMA in Ayurveda? AMA is a distinctive and peculiar concept in Ayurveda. “AMA” in Sanskrit literally means undigested, raw, unripe or unbaked food substance. In Ayurvedic Classics it is the product of metabolic defect. It is formed due to improperly metabolized by-product of undigested food due to slow or low Agni (Digestive fire). Read More

Agni (Digestive Fire)

“You are what you Digest” and not just “what you eat”!What is Digestive Fire or Agni according to Ayurveda? Agni is a Sanskrit word which means digestive fire. It represents enzymes responsible for digestion and metabolism. Agni (digestive fire) plays a vital role in metabolism and proper functioning of the body. In essence, it is Read More

Eladi Thailam & Eladi Coconut Oil

Eladi Thailam is an ayurvedic medicated oil prepared with herbal paste, water and sesame oil as base. In the similar way Eladi Kera/coconut Thailam is prepared using coconut oil as base. Properties of both Thailams/oils are different due to change in base oil. Eladi Thailam pacifies Vata Dosha and Kapha Dosha. Eladi Kera Thailam also pacifies Pitta Dosha, thus Read More